Jaguar Celebrates the E-Type’s 60th Anniversary With Six Restored Pairs
Earlier last year, Jaguar announced that to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its ultra-iconic E-Type, the automaker would be creating six restored pairs of the car for the foremost devoted of Jaguar collectors, and now the 12 cars are ready.
Each pair offering one 9600 HP and one 77 RW, the limited-edition, matched sets are meticulously restored to completely capture the glamor and elegance of the E-Type when it first debuted back within the ’60s. Both carrying a specially-developed close-ratio five-speed manual gearbox, working in tandem with the inhouse 3.8-liter in-line six-cylinder XK engine.
The 9600 HP is wearing a vintage hell for leather Grey paintwork paired with a Smooth Black leather interior, while the 77 RW is decorated in an emblematic Drop Everything Green, complemented by a Suede Green leather interior. Both models also feature subtle modern enhancements, including a Jaguar Classic Infotainment System with GPS navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, a chrome steel exhaust , electronic ignition, and cooling upgrades via an alloy radiator.
“Sixty years after its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, the talented team at Jaguar Classic are releasing the last word birthday gift to the E-type: The E-type 60 Collection,” remarks Dan Pink, director of Jaguar Classic.
“The attention to detail demonstrates how this project has been a labour of affection for our designers, engineers, craftspeople and partners. Exquisite detailing combined with enhanced usability ensure these E-types are going to be coveted and enjoyed for many years to return by their discerning owners, starting with a once-in-a-lifetime Coventry to Geneva pilgrimage for our six customers and their guests in Summer 2022.”
Check out the gallery above for a better check out the long-lasting duo.